BIRN Summer School 2013, Lake Bled, Slovenia

The fourth annual BIRN Summer School was held at Lake Bled in Slovenia from August 25 to 31.

The Summer School had 30 participants from the Balkan countries, Austria, France and Estonia. The trainers were well-known investigative journalists from Europe and the US such as David Leigh, Paul Radu, Helen Darbishire, Marcus Lindemann, Eric Nalder and guest lecturers Luigi Rinella and Steve Salmieri.

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Venue 2012: Mavrovo

The third BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held from 19.08. until 25.08 2012 in Mavrovo, Macedonia.

The third BIRN Summer School was held from 19 to 25 August, in sunny Mavrovo, Macedonia.

BIRN gathered high profile trainers and panellists from the Balkans, Europe and USA.

Amongst them were Sheila Coronel, the director and professor of Toni Stable Center at Columbia University, Pro Publica senior editor Mark Schoofs, Paul Lewis of the Guardian, Vuk Djuricic, spokesman for the Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime and Stephen Grey, Reuters special correspondent and author.

This year we had 28 participants – twenty from the Balkans and the rest from Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Australia, USA and Austria.

Photo by: Helen Darbishire

Venue 2011: Opatija

The second BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held from 21.08. till 27.08 2011 on the Adriatic seaside in Opatija, Croatia.

Summer School 2010 in Pictures

The first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting was held between August 22nd and 28th, at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. More than 60 trainers, panelists and participants had chance to see, hear and learn more about investigative reporting, to establish new contacts and to make new friends.

Videos for BIRN Summer School

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